C.S. Lewis’ Last Interview

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I stumbled upon this article today and thought it would be good to share with you. It’s the last interview given by C.S. Lewis before he died, written by Sherwood Eliot Wirt for Decision Magazine, 1963 (http://www.cbn.com/special/Narnia/articles/ans_LewisLastInterviewA.aspx).

This is the quote by Lewis that jumped out at me.

“A great deal of what is being published by writers in the religious tradition is a scandal and is actually turning people away from the church. The liberal writers who are continually accommodating and whittling down the truth of the Gospel are responsible. I cannot understand how a man can appear in print claiming to disbelieve everything that he presupposes when he puts on the surplice. I feel it is a form of prostitution.”

He should see it now, fifty-plus years later.

Because our civilization has not yet forgotten how to preserve important things–liberals are working hard to erase them!–Lewis can still speak to us. His comments still have weight, and can still enlighten us. We can be in fellowship with him, as servants in the household of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

When the past speaks… listen.

3 comments on “C.S. Lewis’ Last Interview

  1. Quite the read; he obviously had a very humble attitude before God.

    I appreciate the fact that he could discern between “forced jocularities on spiritual subjects” and “the light approach”. I’ve had the displeasure of sitting through comedy routines disguised as sermons and it’s not something I care to repeat. OTOH, we don’t have to confine our spiritual experiences to moments of profound solemnity, there’s no reason to believe that our God is an unhappy, humorless God. I am living proof that He has a sense of humor. When we see the antics of animals in the videos Lee posts daily, we are seeing God’s work. He made these creatures and I’m sure that even He sees the humor that they provide.

  2. Thanks for posting this, Lee – super interesting! I like the part about the “lust” to write. I’ve kept a daily journal since 1978 and have never missed a day. I am compelled to do it – plus it makes for entertaining reading years later (like, did I really think that way and act that back way back then 🙂 ).

    1. I don’t think I could stand the embarrassment of a journal. But, you know, I do feel very much at a loss when one of my books is finished. Thank you, Lord, for giving me this daily blog to keep my from chewing the woodwork.

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